Development Services

Winter Storm Update

As the snow begins to melt, we understand many critical plumbing repairs will be needed. The City of Lake Dallas is prioritizing HVAC/plumbing permits through March 12 by expediting the process and reducing associated fees. Ensure you have completed the Residential Building Permit Application and Contractor Registration, including contractors’ license and insurance. We will approve and issue your permit in approximately 1 hour so work can begin ASAP. 

You may find a list of HVAC and Plumbing contractors who have recently performed work in the City here. 

Both forms can be filled out online and returned to

Permit Window Reopening

Currently, the Lake Dallas Permit Technician Window is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Permit Technician window will be closed between the hours of 1 PM and 2 PM daily for lunch.

Social distancing protocols, sanitation, and other mandated guidelines will be observed to ensure the safety of the public and the Development Services staff. Please wear your face mask or one will be provided to you.

Online options for filling out and submitting permit applications will still be available for those who do not wish to come to City Hall physically.


It is the mission of Development Services of the City of Lake Dallas to promote rational, economical, and environmentally efficient use of land, to allow the City of Lake Dallas to develop in a manner consistent with adopted ordinances and the goals of the community focusing on customer service, creativity, accountability and continuous improvement.

Our services include

  • Planning
  • Plats
  • Permits 
  • Variances
  • Code Compliance
  • Inspections
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Health

Building and Municipal Codes

Click the link above to access building codes and the Lake Dallas Municipal Code. 

Building Permit Applications

Click the above link to access all permit applications and guidelines. 

Code Compliance

Click the link above t o visit the Code Compliance landing page and learn about reporting code violations and Keep Lake Dallas Beautiful.

Engineering and Design Standards Manual

Click the link above to access the Manual for Lake Dallas’ engineering and design standards. 

Public Hearing Schedule

Click the link above to download copies of the Planning and Zoning Docketing, Public Hearing schedules, and the Board of Adjustment Docketing and Public Hearing schedules.

Vision Lake Dallas 2030 Comprehensive Plan

Click the link above to download a copy of the Vision Lake Dallas 2030 Comprehensive Plan. 

Zoning Map

Click the link above to view a PDF version of the City of Lake Dallas zoning map. 

FEMA Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Document